Peach Port Salut and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Peach Port Salut and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Peach, Port Salut, and Pepperjack Grilled Cheese Sandwich

So, this is a recipe that I have been churning over and over and over again in my head for weeks. Weeks, I tell you!

I’ve been wanting so badly to mix peaches and pepper jack cheese together. I am one of the truest believers in the Sweet+Savory=Love equation, but Sweet+Savory+SPICY? Holy cow, that gets me doing The Worm up and down the aisles of the grocery store and I don’t even care who sees it!

Peach Port Salut and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Plus, as my regular readers know, I’ve had so many durned peaches coming off of my 2 peach trees that I could’ve probably supplied all of North Carolina with peaches for a year! Eh… maybe that’s an exaggeration. Or is it?…

Of course, leave it to me to not make the typical peach cobbler, peach pie, or peach crisp, but to instead create the ultimate spicy peach grilled cheese sandwich. This is a twist on the American classic that quite honestly is better than the original. Yes, I realize that it sounds a little bit strange. When I presented the idea to my parents they both gave me a very doubtful look…
Peach, Port Salut, and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich

In fact, I even called my dad up and offered to come over and make it for him for dinner and there was a long long silence, followed by “… ummmm… I mean… I guess I’ll give it a go…”

But guess what?! He loved it! He even said, “Wow, this is really good! Really good! This is even better than the original!” Hence my earlier claim (it sounds much more charming if you read it with his Australian accent). As he described it, the peaches and chili powder make it taste almost like it has a chutney in it. I gobbled up the sandwich I used for the photos. Well, I ate half of it and then very reluctantly shared the other half with Cupcake who scarfed it down so quickly that I couldn’t even remember time elapsing after I had handed it to her and I started looking for it on the floor.

The creamy texture of the Port Salut adds so much to this sandwich, especially when it heats up on the skillet. The peaches warm up and begin to caramelize with the aromatic chili powder, while the pepper jack carries the heat and the saltiness. I used Arnold Country Oatmeal Bread for its mild flavor and perfect thickness, but this would be equally good on sourdough or french bread.

In yet another winning combination, peaches never cease to amaze me. :)

Peach, Port Salut, and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese SandwichPeach Port Salute and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Per Sandwich

  • 2 Pieces of Bread
  • 1/2 Fresh Ripe Peach, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Port Salute Cheese, Softened
  • 1/8-1/4 Cup Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese

To assemble: spread Port Salute on 1 slice of bread. Lay peaches evenly on top, sprinkle with chili powder, and spread shredded Pepper Jack on top of that. Place 2nd slice of bread on top.

On a nonstick skillet over medium heat, place assembled sandwich and cook until browned, about 2 minutes each side.

Slice and serve hot!

Peach, Port Salut, and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Peach Port Salut and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich
 
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Spicy Pepper Jack, sweet peaches, warm, rich chili powder and soft, creamy Port Salut create a beautifully unique and flavorful grilled cheese twist.
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Recipe type: Vegetarian
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 Pieces of Bread
  • ½ Fresh Ripe Peach, sliced
  • ½ tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Port Salute Cheese, Softened
  • ⅛-1/4 Cup Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
Instructions
  1. To assemble: spread Port Salute on 1 slice of bread. Lay peaches evenly on top, sprinkle with chili powder, and spread shredded Pepper Jack on top of that. Place 2nd slice of bread on top.
  2. On a nonstick skillet over medium heat, place assembled sandwich and cook until browned, about 2-3 minutes each side.
  3. Slice and serve hot!

 

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5 Responses to “Peach Port Salut and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich”

  1. August 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Oh my gosh, how creative! I never would have thought that grilled cheese would go together with peaches!

    • August 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

      It’s that sweet and savory mixed with the spiciness of the pepper jack. It tastes amaaaaazing! Everyone I’ve made it for has been a huge fan (except for my little sister… but only because she thought it was too spicy ;) )

  2. September 1, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    Hi Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. I’m glad you did because now I found yours. I love the name of your blog and that you feature Cupcake. Total animal lover here, so always appreciate the four legged kids. I love grilled cheese of any kind and the combination of peaches and pepper jack makes my mouth water! Great post and thanks for sharing!

  3. Arlene
    April 13, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    that looks so good! However, we here in the Philippines do not have fresh peaches as readily available as you do, but I had an idea: use mangoes instead! can’t wait to try that out :)

    • April 18, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

      I hope you’ll share how it turned out! :)

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